Now, fast forward to my drive home today. Remember, I told you I was deep in thought and the radio was on scan. As I neared Oz, Something to Believe In, by Poison, came on the radio. While I know the song well, I was somehow drawn to the lyrics. The chorus says, "And give me something to believe in
If there's a Lord above...And give me something to believe in...Oh, Lord arise." Those words really struck a chord in me at that point and I was immediately taken to a conversation I had this morning with a guy who has a passion for reaching outside the box and reaching others. He made this statement: "You can't witness to people you don't know." Now, you may be wondering how all of this ties together. You see, we find that we all need something to believe in. Some of us have found that 'something' to be a 'Someone' in the name of Jesus. Others seek something to believe in...in the form of excessive alcohol/drugs/etc., relationships, status, a bike, etc. However, the cold hard truth is that absolutely NONE of these things will give a person peace, contentment, or security....AND we, who have found 'Something (or rather Someone) to Believe In' need to be going out intentionally seeking to help others find what/Whom we have found. Of course, many people want to tell others about Jesus and the fact that they need to accept Him. However, many are unwilling to go into the highways and hedges to compel others to come to know Him. The perfect model was Jesus: (Mark 2:15) "While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Him and Hhis disciples, for there were many who followed Him. (16) When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw Him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” Some say that going into a bar or to a bike rally is 'not Godly'. Personally, it is my conviction, along with Old Socks, that we NEED to go into the highways and hedges to 'give them something to believe in'. I hate to burst anyone's bubble, but the truth is that Jesus didn't sit up at the synagogue (church for us today) and wait on people to come to Him. Yes, He went to the synagogue, He taught, etc., but He did not let it end there. He WENT to where the people were..
I attempt to live my life as real as possible each and every day. It is my prayer that others will see in this life I live sincerity and honesty as well as a peace that is only found in Jesus. You see, I desire the life I live to give others something/Someone to believe in. If you are reading this blog and have found that something/Someone I speak of, may you also strive to do the same. If you are reading this blog and desire to know Him, maybe you should read under our tab, 'Where will the road you're on take you?'. You are always welcome to contact us via the guestbook if you have questions or would like to request us to pray for/with you.
Until next time, may we all seek to give those around us 'Something to Believe In'...and as always, ride safely, my brothers & sisters!